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by Norm Pollock
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: comparing different Glaurung 2.0.1 compiles
Replies: 8
Views: 2827

Re: comparing different Glaurung 2.0.1 compiles

But I think Ernest is right... for finding a pure speed difference of compiles based on the same source, playing test games is just a waste of time. Even worse, I think results from games may be misleading, because statistical uncertainty may result in the fastest engine NOT being on top. For examp...
by Norm Pollock
Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL update (23rd November 2007)
Replies: 11
Views: 2844

Re: CCRL update (23rd November 2007)

This is what I see: Single-CPU engines (32-bit) My first impression also was that the above is a SINGLE LINK. But I was WRONG!!! Helping to give the false impression was the fact that the color was the same. Also helping to give the false impression were the parentheses around 32-bit, indica...
by Norm Pollock
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: SSDF Rating List 2007-11-03
Replies: 27
Views: 11420

Re: SSDF Rating List 2007-11-03

I look forward to the new quad list. Thanks.
by Norm Pollock
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - rating lists November 4th 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2615

Re: CEGT - rating lists November 4th 2007

Hi Heinz, I understand your reasons for doing what you do for the 40/120 games. But I think that the label "40/120" is therefore misleading because it gives the impression that 40/120 is repeating, which is not the case. An accurate label would be "40/120:20/60:30". Why not use a "TimeControl" tag? ...
by Norm Pollock
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - rating lists November 4th 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2615

Re: CEGT - rating lists November 4th 2007

Werner,

Could you clarify what "40/120" in the Event tag actually means?

Does it mean, for example, 40 moves in 120 minutes repeating?

Or does it mean, 40 moves in 120 minutes, followed by 20 moves in 60 minutes, followed by 30 minutes?

Or something else?

Thanks,
Norm
by Norm Pollock
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: About the code of strelka
Replies: 61
Views: 27245

Re: About the code of strelka

Why are people so suspicious of a program that immediately starts out above the level of long time super programs like Shredder, Fritz, Hiarcs, ..., and written by a programmer no one knew before? Hasn't anybody ever heard of "Beginner's Luck"?
by Norm Pollock
Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL update (7th October 2007)
Replies: 22
Views: 5967

Re: CCRL update (7th October 2007)

Hi Kiril, In the "Custom Comparison" for "only public releases", it appears that all that is different is that the private engines are not listed. It does not appear that there was a re-evaluation of Elos and rankings based upon a new database that removed the private engines from the original datab...
by Norm Pollock
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL update (7th October 2007)
Replies: 22
Views: 5967

Re: CCRL update (7th October 2007)

Hi Graham, The 15th engine on the 40/40 Best Versions List is a private engine (Bright). Also number 32 (Chiron) is private. There is nothing wrong with being private, particularly if the author is thinking about going commercial. However it does make me skeptical when after a long time period, the...
by Norm Pollock
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL update (7th October 2007)
Replies: 22
Views: 5967

Re: CCRL update (7th October 2007)

Hi Graham, The 15th engine on the 40/40 Best Versions List is a private engine (Bright). Also number 32 (Chiron) is private. There is nothing wrong with being private, particularly if the author is thinking about going commercial. However it does make me skeptical when after a long time period, the ...
by Norm Pollock
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strelka -- clone status
Replies: 22
Views: 10682

Re: Strelka -- clone status

http://www.fabianforte.com/

Dann timedates himself ;)